Day 7 – Tacoma / Seattle

Thursday, August 7, 2014: The day started with a bus ride through Tacoma to meet ILona. We looked at her new kiln, never used, and her glass supplies, along with some of her other art. I retrieved a few frames that she was going to give away. We had lunch at Ammar’s, then she went home.

I ran off to the Tacoma Glass Blowing Studio, where I chatted with one of the staff / artists.

My big plan for today was to go to Seattle for the openings at the Traver Gallery and Vetri, from 5 to 8 p.m. The Traver Gallery was quite a bit different from the day before.

Tobias Møhl, the young Danish glass artist, had completed his quite stunning installation:
Tobias Møhl - 1
Some interesting clear pieces with black “stringers”:
Tobias Møhl - 2
Some wonderful pieces, clear with white:
Tobias Møhl - row of vessels

More pieces from the day before: Dante Marioni:
Dante Marioni

Lino Tagliapietra:
Lino Tagliapietra

I had a nice chat with Harlen in Vetri, but I didn’t take more photos.

On the way back to the bus stop, I found another opening — not glass. This was at the Patricia Rovzar Gallery, an artist named Bill Braun, who paints trompe de l’oiel. The pieces looked like fabric or paper stapled onto canvas… In reality, everything is painted.
bill braun - trompe de loeil - patricia rovzar gallery

Seattle is definitely NOT Tucson!

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1 Comment

  1. Very nice glass works!

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